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If your desires be endless, your cares and fears will be so, too.

In hatred as in love, we grow like the thing we brood upon. What we loathe, we graft into our very soul.

Independence may be found in comparative as well as in absolute abundance; I mean where a person contracts his desires within the limits of his fortune.

Is it so small a thing to have enjoyed the sun, to have lived light in the spring, to have loved, to have thought, to have done?

Is life so wretched? Isn't it rather your hands which are too small, your vision which is muddled? You are the one who must grow up.

Is there no end to this escalation of desire?

It ain't so much trouble to get rich as it is to tell when we have got rich.

It has been a maxim with me to admit of easy reconciliation with a person whose offence proceeded from no depravity of heart; but where I was convinced it did so, to forego, for my own sake, all opportunities of revenge. I have derived no small share of happiness from this principle.

It is almost impossible to throw dirt on someone without getting a little on yourself.

It is better to be looked over than being overlooked.

It is easier for the generous to forgive, than for the offender to ask forgiveness.

It is easier to forgive an enemy than a friend.

It is easier to forgive an enemy than a friend.

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.

It is hard for a haughty man ever to forgive one that has caught him in a fault, and whom he knows has reason to complain of him: his resentment never subsides till he has regained the advantage he has lost, and found means to make the other do him equal wrong.

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.

It is more easy to forgive the weak who have injured us, than the powerful whom we have injured. That conduct will be continued by our fears which commenced in our resentment. He that has gone so far as to cut the claws of the lion will not feel himself quite secure until he has also drawn his teeth.

It is not customary to love what one has.

It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.


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